23-year-old killed in Sherwood car accident | News
SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) – Family and friends held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for a 23-year-old killed in a car accident while running from police.
The crash happened Tuesday night in Sherwood, when Cordero Hall tried to get away from officers after they attempted to stop him for reckless driving. Minutes later, police found Cordero's car wrapped around a tree on Country Club Road.
"I was on the couch watching TV, and I heard something that sounded like thunder. So, I sat there for a few minutes, and then I could see lights through my blinds," said neighbor Patti Lucarz, who was home at the time of the crash. "Kind of makes you think it could have been a house, he could have hit other cars. How many people could have died?"
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"He would have had to be going really fast. I think one of the police officers said they were estimating around 90 or plus miles per hour," added Kellie Dennie, another neighbor. "I don't think I've been that up close to see a car that mangled, and then your first instinct is 'the poor family and the poor person in the driver's seat'."
Wednesday night, more than fifty people showed up at a small park in Jacksonville to remember Hall.
"It's tough, it means a lot to me," said Hall's brother, Andrew Hall Jr. "It's been hard, but yet I got to bite the bullet and pull through. I appreciate everybody for coming out tonight, the texts and phone calls. I seen a lot of classmates tonight on both ends, mine and his."
Police Wednesday night had not released an official report or any dash cam video from the initial traffic stop or the ensuing chase. They said they expected to release that information once their investigation is complete.